Other Materials

The versatility of Lancaster Products Mixers and Material Handling Equipment is deep and wide. From molding sand to powders to fertilizer… we offer an integrated solution for mixing, pelletizing and granulating with our high-performance equipment, services, and support.

Lancaster Products Low Shear Mixer

Molding Sand | Foundry

Metallurgy | Powder

RECOVERING WASTE STREAMS / BENEFICIAL RE-USE

Fertilizers

The Lancaster High Shear Mixer can been used to blend the raw materials for fertilizers and granulate the material in a single process. This is typically done with a lower moisture level than traditional processes. This lower moisture results in a reduction of the drying required and a significant cost savings in the process.

A growing application of this Lancaster Products process application is the conversion of the very fine synthetic gypsum produced by coal fired utilities into a more usable pellet for normal fertilizer application equipment.

The use of the Lancaster High Shear Mixer for fertilizer production also provides for the production a wide variety of sizes of pellets which can be applied for certain specific applications.

Raw | Friction Materials

The Lancaster High Shear Mixer provides a higher quality mix of friction materials for typical clutch and brake pad application. The higher intensity mixing action results in a more homogeneous mixture and a reduction in the total processing time required. Lancaster Products can provide a single source solution for the friction materials end user.

The Lancaster High Shear Mixer can be used to produce the required friction lining batches with the following properties:

  • A mixture that is more homogeneous than a low intensity mixer.
  • The level of intensity can be adjusted to meet the needs for the final mixture.
  • Capable of mixing the raw materials even when they include the addition of a fiber component.

Refractory Materials

Lancaster High Shear Mixers are used worldwide in the preparation of raw materials with reduced processing times for all forms of refractory materials. Refractories are important to high-temperature manufacturing. They are critical to industries such as glass, ceramic, and metallurgy by thermally insulating equipment, thereby protecting personnel and equipment, and saving fuel.

Typical types of refractory components:

  • Molding compounds for standard and lightweight refractory bricks
  • Compounds used for casting final shapes
  • Compounds used for pressing final shapes
  • Ceramic materials that contain fibers for increased strength
  • Dry mixing of materials for field installation
  • Compounds used for plastic refractories
  • Ceramic materials that contain fibers for increased strength

Molded Bricks

Pyrotechnics

The Lancaster High Shear Mixer can be used to blend the raw materials for pyrotechnic applications such as fireworks production. The mixers can also be used for military flare production, munitions and air bag accelerant production.

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Case Study – High Shear Mixing of Clay Compositions

High Shear mixers are used in a wide variety of applications in many different industries. Finding the right blend and being able to produce the same mix consistently is the key to success at Highwater Clays, a clay and glaze supplier to the arts & crafts industry. The company has two locations with the main production center located in Ashville, North Carolina. Highwater Clays produces a wide range of clay bodies using fireclays, ball clays, kaolin, and stoneware clays. All the clay bodies consist of complex compositions and must be mixed into one reliable consistency.

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Lancaster Products Announces Updates to Low Shear Mixers

We are excited to announce several recent improvements to the design of our low shear mixer product line. These mixers are often pushed beyond the limits of other mixers due to their widespread use in mixing dusty, abrasive, corrosive, highly viscous or explosive materials. The enhancements listed below were designed to improve the performance of our low shear mixers and to minimize maintenance and repair costs, which lowers the overall lifetime cost of ownership for our clients.

  1. Split drivetrain: pan and tooling on separate drives

The counter-rotating pan and tooling are now operating on separate drives allowing for individual control of tool and pan speeds. This simple split drive design provides increased flexibility to customize mixing recipes for different materials as compared to a single vertical shaft. Maintenance and trouble- shooting of issues relating to the pan or tooling also become easier.

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